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Thank you for visiting Hanisa Valentino-Santimano data protection policy. You can use this website without the need to provide any personal data. If you want to purchase any photographic services, then the processing of some personal data will be necessary.

Any personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with any UK specific data protection regulations.

Privacy Policy

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit this website, how Hanisa Valentino-Santimano uses it and keeps it secure. The Policy may change from time to time, and by using this website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Who is Collecting and can Access the Information?

Hanisa Valentino-Santimano is the controller of any data that passes through this website, and she is the only person who will have access to this information, and of this information:

  • She will not sell or rent your information to any third parties
  • She will not share your information with third parties for any marketing purposes.

What type of information is collected?

Hanisa Valentino-Santimano obtains information through this website in three ways: anonymously, directly and by a third-party.

1. Anonymously: The anonymous information Hanisa Valentino-Santimano collects may include your IP address, whether you are using a computer, a tablet or a phone, which country you are located, which website pages are accessed and how long you may spend looking at these website pages.

2. Directly: The direct information Hanisa Valentino-Santimano collects is when you use this website, contact Hanisa Valentino-Santimano in person, by phone, email, social media or text to make an enquiry, purchase products or purchase a photographic service, receive a gift voucher for one of her workshops, photowalks,  or a photo shoot. 

This will be:

  • your name
  • address
  • phone number
  • email address

Details about your event: 

  • How you would like to be photographed 
  • Purpose of photographs e.g. website, social media, personal use etc
  • Makeup and outfit preferences
  • Anything else related to the type of service you require

3. Third Party: If you purchase a product or service from Hanisa Valentino-Santimano using an online payment method, your card information is not held by Hanisa Valentino-Santimano, but it is collected by a third party payment processor (Paypal) who specialises in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions., whose privacy policy is available at 

The only information Hanisa Valentino-Santimano receives from the third party Paypal are notifications that a transaction has taken place, with the name of the payee, the date and the amount of the transaction. 

How is your information used?

Hanisa Valentino-Santimano will use any information that you provide to:

  • Carry out any obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and Hanisa Valentino-Santimano.
  • Seek feedback on services or products provided to you.
  • Notify you of any changes to Hanisa Valentino-Santimano's services. 
  • Inform a hair & makeup artist about your preferences for a portrait shoot. 
  • Plan a photography workshop or 1-1 tutorial so that it covers those areas most relevant to you. 
  • Post a gift voucher to you. 
  • Email information or files that you have requested. 
  • Send you communications or updates that you have requested and that might be of interest to you.

If images from a photo shoot are used on the photographer’s websites, no additional information (e.g. full names, addresses etc) will accompany those images which could identify the subject. These photos will only be used after the client has given their consent by signing a Model Release Form.

Hanisa Valentino-Santimano will hold your personal information on her systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with Hanisa Valentino-Santimano.

Who has access to your information?

Hanisa Valentino-Santimano does not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit the website, unless you choose to provide such information to us. The only person who has any access to any information you choose to provide which is collected through this website or any other communications is Hanisa Valentino-Santimano, except in cases where a hair and makeup artist or stylist has been booked and needs to contact you separately, and of this information:

  • she will not sell or rent your information to any third parties
  • she will not share your information with third parties for any marketing purposes. 

How is Your Information Stored?

Once a photo shoot has been completed and you have received your images, all files are stored offline at the premises of Hanisa Valentino-Santimano. Contact details and other personal information are also stored offline, except in the case of information in emails stored by email providers.

Retention periods for personal information are reviewed regularly, with a current default period of 7 years unless you advise otherwise, after which data may be destroyed. Generally your personal information will be held on my systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity. In the case of photographs, files are kept to ensure that should a client lose the original images they ordered, a backup copy can be supplied. For personal portraits, images will be retained for the same reasons unless you advise otherwise, and if a Model Release Form has been signed by you giving consent for your images to be used in the legitimate promotion of the business of Hanisa Valentino-Santimano,  images may continue to be used unless you advise otherwise. You have a right at any time to request access to any information held about you and to ask Hanisa Valentino-Santimano to delete such information.

Direct Marketing

Hanisa Valentino-Santimano does not generate a newsletter, offer any subscriptions and does not generate bulk or direct mail shots for marketing. If she contact you, it will be about an enquiry you have made or any photographic services we have agreed upon. All communications will be  sent directly from her to you.


This is where personal information is analysed to create a profile of your interests and preferences so you can be contacted with information relevant to you. Hanisa Valentino-Santimano does not profile any of the information she collects.

Security Precautions 

When you provide any personal information, Hanisa Valentino-Santimano takes steps to ensure that it’s treated securely to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of any information. This website is protected with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) connection and a secure page a lock icon will appear on your web browser to show that the page is secure. 

URL’s that begin with “https” rather than “http” and show the padlock symbol indicate that SSL is used; this provides 3 important things – privacy, authentication and message integrity. In an SSL connection each side of the connection must have a Security Certificate, which each side's software sends to the other. Each side then encrypts what it sends using information from both its own and the other side's Certificate, ensuring that only the intended recipient can de-crypt it, and that the other side can be sure the data came from the place it claims to have come from, and that the message has not been tampered with.

Any information provided over the internet can never be guaranteed 100% secure. As a result, while I strive to protect your personal information, I cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to me, and you do so at your own risk. 

Once I receive your information, I make my best effort to ensure its security, and where I have given you a password which enables you to access my website galleries, you are responsible for sharing this password.

Any sensitive information such as credit or debit card details is encrypted and protected with  128 Bit encryption on SSL by the third party responsible to taking payments. 

Requesting Access to the Information Held About You

You are at any time entitled to request from Hanisa Valentino-Santimano a copy of the information that is held about you. If this includes access to images that were taken of you during a photo shoot but not subsequently ordered by you, these will be supplied as low resolution files stamped with “PROOF”. There is no right of access to images that were taken of you during a photo shoot but subsequently deleted by Hanisa Valentino-Santimano.

Use of ‘Cookies’

Like many other websites, Hanisa Valentino-Santimano uses website cookies. These are small text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser. The cookies collect anonymous statistical data about your browsing actions and do not identify you as an individual. For example, tracking pixels are used on this website to enable Facebook and Google Analytics to provide anonymised reports of web pages visited by users. 

This allows me to see how many visitors I have had, how long they spend on the website, whether they are using a computer, tablet or a mobile, and which part of the country you are located. This data helps me to improve my website and deliver a better service.

Any visitor information processed by the cookies is stored on my website and on the user’s computer browser. It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences, and in some cases, turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using my website. 

How to Control Cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. For details, see  You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site, and some services and functionality may not work.

Links to other websites

This website may contain links to other websites run by other vendors. This privacy policy applies only to the Hanisa Valentino-Santimano's website‚ so she cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites if you access them using links from her website.

Aged 16 or Under..?

If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent or guardian’s permission before you provide Hanisa Valentino-Santimano with personal information.

Transferring Your Information Outside Europe

Information held about you is never transferred outside the UK. 

Review of this Policy & Access to your Information

Hanisa Valentino-Santimano  will keep this Policy under regular review, and the Policy was last updated in October 2019. If you are concerned about any information Hanisa Valentino-Santimano have about you, please write or email to:

Post: Hanisa Valentino-Santimano, 73/3 Kingsland Terrace, Rosetta Road, Peebles, EH45 8HH



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